As a guy who is using his GI Bill right now for my daughter and sees how easy it is, I really value the GI Bill. If you need to learn everything about the Post 9/11 GI Bill and how it works, read this article:
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Here’s a link to this on-line guide that covers Basic Pay, BAH, retirement, family support, VA loans, TRICARE, and educational benefits. It is a great resource if you have questions about how something works:
Military Times – GI Bill Benefits to Continue Despite College Coronavirus Closings After Emergency Fix Rushes Through Congress
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On 10 JAN 2020, the Navy released a NAVADMIN that updates the Post 9-11 GI Bill policy. What are the changes? It allows Service Members over 16 years of service to continue eligibility and transfer education benefits (TEB) to their dependents. This means that the restriction on TEB for anyone who had served 16 years that was to go into effect on 12 JAN 2020 has been lifted and will not affect your ability to transfer their education benefits.
The Department of Defense exception to policy (ETP) that extends the ability of service members with over 16 years of service to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their dependents expires on 12 January 2020. As outlined in NAVADMIN 178/19, as of 12 July 2019, any member who has greater than 16 years of service will no longer be eligible to transfer education benefits to their dependents.
The good news is that these changes DO NOT impact Servicemembers who previously submitted and have an approved Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) application in the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) milConnect web portal at https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil.
Eligible Servicemembers who have served 16 or more years may transfer Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits to their eligible dependents until 12 January 2020 with an additional 4-year service obligation on Active Duty or in the Selected Reserve (SELRES).
Who isn’t eligible? (NOT an exhaustive list, just most common reasons):
- Approved retirement or fleet reserve. – Can’t obligate the required four
- LIMDU, Medboard, etc. have not been found fit for full duty and are not retainable for four years.
- Less than four years to high year tenure (HYT) date or statutory retirement.
***There are ZERO exceptions for the 4-year additional service obligation.***
If you need to learn everything about the Post 9/11 GI Bill and how it works, read this article: